Muslim Population

  • Indian Muslims welcome Narendra Modi's invitation to Nawaz Sharif 24-05-2014 10:38 PM

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's gesture of inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony has raised hopes of a long-lasting peace between the arch rivals among Muslims of this country. In direct contrast to his election pitch - where he spoke of a toughened stand...
  • Only two Muslim MPs in Rajasthan in the last 62 years 23-03-2014 01:17 PM

    Since the inception of Lok Sabha elections in 1952, Rajasthan's record of Muslim share of Lok Sabha seats is a meager 0.7 per cent. Around 317 MPs have been elected in Rajasthan in the last 15 Lok Sabha polls, out of which only two Muslims have been elected in the...
  • Bangladeshis not behind Assam violence: Gogoi 09-09-2012 11:07 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Muslims are outnumbering Hindus in Assam not because of the increase in illegal migration from Bangladesh but because Muslims are illiterate and bear more children. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the Chief Minister took full responsibility for the communal riots and said...
  • Minorities body slams Gogoi for remarks on Muslims 09-09-2012 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Wajahat Habibullah on Sunday took on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his remarks against Muslims in the state in an interview. Gogoi, in an interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, blamed illiteracy amongst Muslims for their population...
  • Cong's vote-bank politics behind NE strife: BJP 19-08-2012 09:43 PM

    Indore: Blaming the Centre for the violence in Assam and the subsequent exodus of Northeast Indians from various parts of the country to their home states, the BJP on Sunday said the "vote-bank" politics of Congress was "weakening" the country. "Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are crossing over to India in large...
  • Assam: 'Rehabilitate Muslims after verification' 19-08-2012 09:09 AM

    Guwahati: Two Bodo groups including the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) pro-talk faction on Saturday demanded that the Assam government verify the citizenship status of the Bengali-speaking Muslims, displaced during last month's clashes, before rehabilitating them. The pro-talk faction of the NDFB, also known as NDFB (Progressive) and People's...